Questions 500: Television Runtime and Novel Length

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Charles asks: How long should a novel be to translate well to a one hour long television episode?

Resources Mentioned:
Undercover Blues 
Radioland Murders 
My Cousin Vinny 
His Girl Friday 
Clerks 

Feedback: Epistolary Novels and Short Stories

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Feedback and reading recommendations from listeners

Resources Mentioned
Wikihistory by Desmond Warzel
Miernik Dossier by Charles McCarry
Anderson Tapes by Lawrence Sanders, and the movie
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Martian, by Andy Weir
Letters to Zell by Camille Griep
The Secret Name by Kendra Temples
Illuminae by Annie Kaufman

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Questions 493: Timing Releases of Historical and Holiday Fiction

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Chris asks: If your novel is tied to a historical event, is better to release on the anniversary of the event, or a few months ahead to generate reviews/buzz?

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